Down syndrome Symptoms in Baby

 What is Down syndrome?

Down syndrome is the most common genetic disorder that causes different learning abilities and certain physical features. Down syndrome cannot be cured, but with maximum support and attention, children with Down syndrome can grow happily that is why it is very to detect the symptoms in your baby.

WHO states that the incidence of Down syndrome is 1 in 1,000 live births in the world. Each year, it is estimated that there are at least 3,000 to 5,000 babies born with this chromosomal disorder.

Down syndrome can affect a person in various ways and each will experience different care and social needs.

There are some of the same physical features in children with Down syndrome, but the characteristics of parents and family also play a role in their physical appearance.

 Childhood Down syndrome Symptoms

The physical characteristics of people with the most common Down syndrome are as follows:

  • Weight and length at birth are below average.
  • Reduced muscle tension such as hypotonia.
  • The eyes tilt up and out.
  • The palm of the hand has only one fold.
  • Small nose and flat bone nose.
  • Between the first and second toes there is a large distance.
  • Small mouth.
  • Hands wide with short fingers.
  • Short stature.
  • Short neck.
  • The head is small and flat on the back.
  • The tongue protrudes out.
  • The shape of the ear is not normal or small.
  • Excess muscle flexibility.
  • White spots on the lining of the eye.

Children with Down syndrome also have a level of learning disability and different growth barriers between each other.

Some important developments are sometimes affected, including how to talk, walk, read, communicate, reach for, stand, and sit. Impacts of mental retardation such as impulsive behavior, difficulty in making decisions to the ability of minimal attention can also occur.

Down syndrome can not be cured, but there are many things that can be done to help someone with Down syndrome to get a healthy, active, and independent life.

Children with Down syndrome can still grow normally even though this process takes longer than usual.

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